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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Somalia.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
N1, “Dubar”, Gillett 4773 (K holo., FT G iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Erect shrub, c. 0.5 m tall; stems with lateral shoots normal to stunted, nodes enlarged, bark scaberulous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite to clustered, sessile; blade linear to narrowly oblanceolate, 25–35 x 2–3 mm, semisucculent, scaberulous, main vein sunken above and prominent below, secondary veins invisible, apex acute, round or emarginate, mucronate, base cuneate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers solitary from stunted shoots; pedicels frail, 2–3 mm long, scabrous
Morphology General Buds
Bud with tip of corolla apiculate, lobes helically twisted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals narrowly ovate to narrowly triangular, c. 2 x 0.5 mm, pubescent, glandular, with long attenuate and fimbriate tip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla glabrous; tube 2–3 mm long, campanulate; lobes linear, 5–8 x 1 mm, greenish yellow, glabrous, round and fimbriate at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona single; lobes corniculate with tips in corolla mouth, c. 1mm long, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 1 mm long; anthers narrowly triangular, apiculate, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles cylindrically ovoid with tapering tip, c. 60 x 5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds obliquely oblong-obovate, 7–8 x 1.5 mm, blackish-brown, somewhat warty; hairs 20–25 mm long.
Distribution
N1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 300 m.
Vernacular
Ma as (Somali).

Native to:

Somalia

Cryptolepis gillettii Hutch. & E.A.Bruce appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 4, 2001 Gillett, J.B. [4773], Somalia K000426823 holotype

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1941: 144 (1941)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by J. Venter [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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